Music and Sound Production at University of Winchester - UCAS

Course summary

  • Establish a strong theoretical and technical foundation alongside your unique creative output
  • Access our superbly equipped Multimedia Centre featuring industry standard multi-track recording studios and facilities for mixing, post-production and broadcast
  • Push your ability to produce studio recordings, digital music and sound design
  • Top 10 in the UK for Music in The Guardian's Best Universities 2022
  • Expert academic support in modules designed to enhance your professionalism, portfolio and employability
  • Accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES)
Does professional studio recording and sound design thrill you? Are you seeking to push audio boundaries, discover emerging musical trends or forge new collaborations with musicians and creative artists? You can achieve all this and more on our Music and Sound Production programme, which is designed to provide you with an in-depth exploration of music and sound’s role in the convergent media industries of today enabling you to become the professional you want to be. We believe that you learn best by doing, so over the duration of the course you not only develop a robust portfolio but the skill set needed to enter the workplace. This course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the music production industry and to help you to develop a wide range of technical production skills. There’s an emphasis on creativity and modules are structured to allow you to explore your own creative interests as you refine your professional practice. Year 1 allows you to experience the breadth of opportunities available in Music production, establishing a strong technological and theoretical foundation in production methods and delivery formats. Core modules include Recording Studio Practice, Digital Music and Guerrilla Recording. Year 2 helps to hone your abilities through specialist modules as you learn how to create and manage live events, music videos and become record producers. The course structure continues to build theoretical and practical understanding while developing your creativity, technical skills and professionalism. Core modules include Creative Music Production, The Soundtrack: Sound Design for Cinema, Interactive Sound and Music, Music Video and Synthesis and Sequencing. In Year 3, you develop as a confident professional. The defining activity of this year is a Final Major Project, which becomes the centrepiece of your portfolio. You are encouraged to explore your specialisation and produce an original piece of work to a professional industry standard, such as an album of multitrack recordings, a portfolio of sound design, a performance portfolio or a project exploring an area of audio/visual media production of interest to you. You are expected to push your creative ability to the limit and are supported throughout with tutorials and professional development, together with modules designed to enhance your professionalism, portfolio and employability. On graduation, you can seek work equipped with a strong foundation in sound for all aspects of media, a deep knowledge of technological and industrial practice and an understanding of how sound contributes to television, film and radio. Graduates find employment in key areas such as studio-based engineering, sound design and composition as well as production opportunities within broadcast, film and theatre.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Joint Audio Media Education Services

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
WW37
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Music and Sound Production at University of Winchester - UCAS